Products & Services Review Issue 803

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Metalline launches new Aluminium Extruded Plank System

Staithe Smokehouse

We are a traditional artisan fish Smokehouse located on the beautiful North Norfolk coast in the village of Brancaster Staithe.

We oak smoke a range of fish from smoked salmon, haddock, scallops to crevettes, shell on

prawns, rainbow trout, kippers and mackerel. We also smoke our own salt from Maldon and make our own homemade smoked salmon mousse and saffron pickled cockles.

We have a little wooden shop, open to the public 5 days a week, where we also smoke onsite. We attend local markets throughout the year, deliver locally, post out all over the UK and supply wholesale to pubs, cafés and restaurants.

We have recently won a Guild of Fine Food Awards Great Taste 1-Star for our traditional artisan oak smoked salmon.

We like to slowly smoke our quality fish, being patient and careful, using knowledge handed down, by using the feel and look of the fish, to know when it's ready and finished being smoked, where we hand slice if needed, so that you can enjoy what we produce first hand.

We are located at the rear of the White Horse Pub, Main Road, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk PE31 8BY.

Contact: Phil Hartshorne

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Metalline is delighted to announce it has developed a new aluminium extruded plank system to add to its Unity rainscreen range. Unity X-TRU is a costeffective cladding solution designed with simplicity and versatility in mind, making it the perfect solution for both new builds and the replacement of non-compliant ACM, HPL and timber cladding. The new X-TRU plank is functional with exceptional mechanical properties including strength, durability and fire-resistance and is particularly suited to buildings where dangerous timber cladding is present and needs replacing.

Available in a number of finishes, including wood grain, the X-TRU system is a unique way of transforming the exterior of a building and currently offers designers flat faced interlocking 100mm & 150mm planks. In addition to the wood grain effect finish, the extruded aluminium planks can be supplied in a variety of lengths and a vast array of powder coated or anodised colours to achieve A1 & A2 classifications. The panels offer a desirable fast track install and secret fix, connected by an interlocking male/female joint which can be easily fixed either horizontally or vertically to an adjustable support system. This drained and ventilated system creates a weather shield in front of a primary structure.

To find out more about the benefits of X-TRU planks, email: or visit:



To alleviate the traffic problems at Herlev Hospital in Denmark, a multi-storey car park has been constructed with more than 500 parking spaces, primarily for hospital staff. The facade of the car park has been constructed from more than 3,000m2 of

expanded metal, manufactured and supplied by RMIG. The expanded metal has been anodised and with its dark bronze nuance, fits in well with the surrounding hospital buildings. The panels have been staggered to create a variation on the facade.

Technical characteristics

Raw material: ALU EN 1050 H14/H24

Pattern: LTH150x56x21.5x2

Thickness: 2.0mm

Surface treatment: Anodising

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Grand Designs Live 2021 focuses on sustainable innovation

Grand Designs Live, organised by Media 10, closed its doors on 10 October for the 15th edition of the Birmingham NEC event, which focused on sustainability in the home.

Hosted by Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud, the show featured brands, expert talks and demonstrations giving visitors the chance to discover new products and explore the latest technologies and designs across build, kitchens and bathrooms, gardens and interiors.

The event focused on ‘pioneering products’ across the housing industry, including building materials and interior furnishings.

iSmart Control

Introducing iSmart Control, a company passionate about working with its customers to achieve bespoke and outstanding integrated smart home solutions to suit any budget!

Established in 2019, iSmart Control offers a range of products and services to provide practical solutions for the modern home or commercial office such Smart Lighting, Audio/visual to home cinemas. Some of our recent work can be found on Instagram @ismart_control, where you can check out our work in finer detail.

In detail iSmart Control provide bespoke automation and smart solutions which include design through to electrical installation – a one stop solution for any residential or commercial property.

Grand Designs Live’s Ask An Expert area, featuring sustainability experts Alan Budden and Robert Tiffen, offered free advice and consultancy for visitors on everything from finance to interiors.

Kevin’s Green Heroes featured products handpicked by Kevin McCloud, with five new Green Heroes and six returning brands.

The Grand Theatre saw talks, seminars, panel discussions and advice from experts in renovation and self-build from designers and home owners who have refurbished homes, constructed exceptional new builds and designed

stunning gardens or interiors.

Grand Designs Live returns to Birmingham’s NEC this year from 5-9 October 2022, and sooner to London’s ExCeL from 30 April to 8 May 2022.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from last year’s Birmingham event, listed here in alphabetical order: Artico Interiors, Bullbarrow Products, iSmart Control, SleepHubs, Spyrabase & Square One Interiors. Further details can be found on this page.


Go bold with the classic mix of black and gold

Abeautifully designed home deserves furniture to match. Add a touch of opulence to your interiors with the timeless black and gold aesthetic...

The luxury look

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Square One Interiors

Are you feeling frustrated or struggling to find the perfect piece of furniture for your project? Is looking stylish while acting in a sustainable manner important to both you and your customers?

At Square One Interiors, we provide flexible and creative furniture solutions with a distinctive touch from start to finish. Made from locally sourced British steel & reclaimed timber, our skilled craftsmen ensure a well-made, robust product that not only provides you with product longevity but offers an eco-friendly, sustainable furniture purchase.

Our in-house design team can assist with all aspects of interior and exterior design, looking at the intended use of your space and how our furniture can be best designed to offer maximum functionality of the environment.

As our products are made to order, this allows us to offer a fully bespoke service. So whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor furniture, from coffee tables to conference tables, bar stools to upholstered sofas, we have you covered!

We have worked with & continue to work on

projects with fashion brand LUKE 1977, Nike, Sky Sports, Incipio Group & The NEC Group.

Contact us regarding any upcoming projects & we will be happy to help.

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Bullbarrow Products

Bullbarrow Products are the market leader in the manufacture and supply of wheelbarrows for the gardening, hardware and building industries. The innovative range of more than 50 varieties of wheelbarrows are all manufactured in our UK based premises, enabling us to provide unrivalled bespoke products to match our customers needs.

Through consistent, relevant background research, we can offer our customers a very wide range of sizes and popular colours. From lightweight manoeuvrable models, to sturdy, heavy duty barrows where balance and lifting have been carefully researched. Across our range, we have an impressive 55 different varieties of wheelbarrow available, most of which are delivered fully assembled. We also offer a growing range of accessories which include, Scoots, Radius garden tools, flexi buckets, Grow-more Stands and many more.

Bullbarrow Products now offer dropship capabilities supplying to over 25 online retails

nationwide providing delivery within 48 hours from order.

All this, underpinned by a fully approved ISO quality assurance system means that customers can rest assured that they will receive quality products at competitive prices.


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There are few interior looks that black furniture doesn't pair perfectly with. As an imposing but also neutral colour, it can work with any look you hope to achieve, adding elegance and timeless appeal. It works wonderfully in tandem with a contrasting hue such as copper, brass or, best of all, gold.

Artico Interiors' range of black and gold furniture encapsulates a classic luxurious look that oozes class and style, paired with practicality and crafted from gorgeous mango wood that's made to last.

Statement style

Their Scorpion collection allows you to choose a single statement piece or opt for a complete look throughout your home, with complementary pieces adding up to an eye-catching whole. As

centrepieces go, they aren't much more impressive than the Scorpion bar cabinet, the ideal marriage of high-quality natural materials and ingenious design. Opening out to provide a real statement piece, the subtle gold frame at the base lends an Art Deco element.

Buying a new mattress can be confusing

In recent years we have seen more and more online-only brands who sell a mattress-in-abox with a 100+ night home trial. This means we don’t need to go into a showroom to purchase, but often we try a handful of mattresses before finding the right one.

At the International Sleep Charity, our mission is to improve global wellbeing through sleep education. Research already shows that getting the right mattress can improve sleep by a significant 40 minutes per night, so we want to help people make the best choice.

We recently conducted The Great Sleep Quality Experiment at Grand Designs Live, featuring 8 of the UK’s best mattresses including Emma, Simba, Harrison Spinks and Tweak. Show visitors took part in the UK’s largest mattress test – a blind test, rating the comfort only, without being influenced by the brand, price or marketing claims. After the show, we revealed which


Spyrabase is a revolutionary concept in ground anchorage, providing safe and sturdy anchors for a variety of garden, DIY and commercial applications.

Pioneered for securing light aircraft, Spyrabase cleverly combines a strong specially designed spiral together with a variety of durable base plates configured for many applications.

The specially designed spiral simply screws straight into the ground providing an instant anchorage point with holding power of up to 1.3 tonnes.

mattresses had been tested, and how they rated them.

Over 500 people took part and we found some impressive results from a new prototype product from SleepHubs which is launching soon.

To see a full list of products included in the experiment, please go to:

for cement to harden before completing the job. Projects can now literally take minutes rather than hours and days.

With such a wide variety of ground anchors available you can be sure to find one that suits your requirements whether it be for camping, boating, security, outdoor events or landscaping.

Spyrabase Products are entirely UK Made in our factory in Tipton and adhere to the highest of quality standards.

There’s no need for extensive digging, no need for cement and no need to wait overnight

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Offsite Expo exceeds expectations

With record attendance and the exhibition venue filled to capacity, organisers of Offsite Expo have been overwhelmed with positive feedback from delegates, speakers & exhibitors.

Sam Davies, Construction Director for British Offsite, said, “The organisation of Offsite Expo 2021 was very professional and well executed. The event organisers were helpful and accommodating & the pre-planning of the event was exceptional in terms of communication and ensuring a successful delivery.”

Across the two days of the event – which was held at the Coventry Building Society Arena on 21 & 22 September 2021 – 3,054 delegates visited over 100 exhibition stands and feature builds which involved everything from a transporter hauling a module and a new innovative ‘room in the roof’ system to a double height light steel frame exhibition stand and even a two-storey apartment block. It was often standing room only in the three theatres where over 100 speakers delivered CPD Accredited Masterclass sessions.

Many exhibitors also reported that the Offsite Connect forum was a major highlight for them with over 330 productive business meetings taking place. Offsite Connect is a highly effective way for buyers and specifiers to meet with

Modufit kitchens: The perfect partner for modular homes

JTEllis has manufactured high quality kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms in Yorkshire for over 130 years and recently invested over £9m transforming its manufacturing plant to create a world class, fully automated production line.

new and existing offsite industry suppliers exhibiting at Offsite Expo. Over 80 construction professionals with major buying remits participated from such high-profile companies as Barratt Developments, Persimmon, L&Q, as well as main contractors Willmott Dixon, BAM, Kier and Morgan Sindall.

Offsite Expo returns to the Coventry Building Society Arena this year from 20-21 September 2022. This is our pick of the best exhibitors from last year’s event, listed here in alphabetical order: BeA Fastening Systems Ltd, JT Ellis, Simpson Strong-Tie & Smart Architectural Aluminium. Further details can be found on this page.

If you’re having problems with your current supply of kitchens with deliveries disorganised, incomplete and finding installation expensive, then you need Modufit. Modufit has been designed by our inhouse design team of space planners and manufacturing experts to perfectly fit into prefabricated houses within a factory environment. The resulting product is extremely quick and easy to install in less than an hour.

So, how do we do it? We do all the work upfront in our factory and deliver the kitchen in sets to your factory or site in logical, pre-assembled sections, synchronised with your build programme, ready to be fitted when needed.

A Modufit kitchen can be fitted in just an hour by unskilled labour rather than the whole day which it typically takes 2 trained fitters to fit a standard kitchen. Saving you money and pain.

If you’d like to be able to fit a quality modular kitchen from a respected UK manufacturer in under 1 hour using unskilled labour, then you need Modufit.

Simpson Strong-Tie’s new Catalogue

I ntroducing the 2022 Connectors for Timber & Masonry Construction Catalogue from Simpson Strong-Tie, leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions.

Alongside the UK’s widest range of construction connectors for new build, refurbishment, renovation, and extension of buildings, sit brand new product innovations, including:

◆ The versatile universal Engineered Wood Hanger (EWH), designed to fulfil a wide variety of joist to joist/panel configurations.

◆ The innovative Engineered Post Base (PWBS): a single-piece, non-welded post base for connecting timber to concrete.

◆ The high strength HTT Hold Down tension

tie provides a timber to concrete, or timber to masonry, tension connection.

◆ The SSH Structural Connector Screw for installing connectors where high load capability is required, coated with Impreg®+ for suitability to exterior applications.

The power of fastening

BeA Fastening Systems Ltd is part of the BeA GmbH group which is one Europe’s leading manufacture of high quality, high performance industrial and construction fasteners and tools. As the UK’s strongest partner for industrial fastening technology, BeA can be found all over the world.

As one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of pneumatic nailers and industrial fasteners, BeA has been a reliable partner for the packaging, furniture and construction industries for more than 100 years.

BeA’s products are also ideal for use in applications in the timber frame construction, automotive, pallet manufacturing, landscaping, bedding, transportation, building, off-site construction, fencing, and refurbishment sectors.

As experts in fastening technology, BeA has a UK sales team of advisors and area managers ready to meet your needs. Whether it’s in consulting and networking, maintenance and service, or automation and industrial solutions, BeA is here for you.

Its highly customer focused service team has a combined experience of over 40 years in the UK market and is well-known for delivering a professional approach with expert advice.

Providing a solution for every application, BeA are one of the most efficient and reliable companies offering industrial solutions to the UK market. Producing high quality products for optimum results, BeA has recently launched its new online catalogue with the latest product sheets, spare parts lists, operating manuals, declarations of

“Our new catalogue brings together our full collection connectors and connector fastenings, complete with technical information and installation guidance to help you to make informed choices for your building project,” says Jon Head, Sales Director, Connectors.

“We're dedicated to continuously expanding our line of structural connectors with innovative new products that address the changing needs of our customers, we are especially excited to launch our universal hanger for engineered wood construction –the EWH.”

The new catalogue is available to view or download now at:

performance and much more now available on the website.


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Smart Architectural Aluminium

Withover 40 years’ experience, Smart Architectural Aluminium has grown to become the UK’s leading supplier of aluminium window and door systems, with the company earning an outstanding reputation not only for the quality, breadth and depth of its product range, but also for its innovation, design, technical expertise and customer-focused support services.

The company’s product portfolio includes a wide range of high-performance, high-quality window, door, roofing and framing systems, providing solutions for a wide range of offsite construction projects, both commercial and residential. The systems are capable of being manufactured and assembled in factory-controlled conditions to enable more consistent quality control and quality assurance, as well as a much safer working environment.

Smart’s Alitherm Heritage range of windows and doors are particularly suited to offsite construction methods, having been designed and developed for a wide range of commercial and residential


As with all Smart’s ranges, Alitherm Heritage products are available with a full suite of hardware options, with the window and door systems, hardware and accessories all able to be supplied in any colour from the company’s extensive palette. For more details, visit: or call 01934 876100.

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Exceptional, innovative homeware products

In this issue of Products and Services Review, we are proud to announce that we have selected A365 Ltd as our Household Consumer Products Company of the Month.

A365 Ltd was established in March 2013 by Guy Weaver and Peter Brazier. Based in Warrington, Cheshire, A365 Ltd specialises in the design, development, sourcing, supply and sale of a wide selection of household consumer products.

“We design and source home and garden products that we sell via major retailers and also online. A365 Ltd products are always designed to be on trend and offer a genuine point of difference versus the competition, whether it’s colour, style, performance or price/value,” stated Guy Weaver, Chief Executive.

The company provides a range of garden, cookware, heating and cooling, small domestic appliances and white goods. The products are perfectly crafted to combine fashion with functionality and innovative design.

One of the company’s most notable ranges is their collection of patented Cermalon® and Durastone® cookware products. Developed over numerous years, A365 Ltd has worked with leading cookware manufacturers and retailers, which has enabled the company to create an innovative range of stylish, durable and efficient products, based on expert knowledge of cookware design and non-stick coatings.

“We worked hard to formulate high performance, environmentally-friendly coatings, and we created our patented coatings: Cermalon® and Durastone® Our cookware ranges’ designs are modern and provide beautiful aesthetics combined with great non-stick performance. Durastone® is also extremely durable and hardwearing,” added Guy.

The latest innovation to the company’s cookware range is the Cermalon® 5 Piece Cream Pan Set and the Cermalon® 5 Piece Blue Pan Set.

The Cermalon® 5 Piece Cream Pan Set comprises


Glee: Refueling garden retail

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder and this certainly felt like an accurate sentiment at Glee last week, when the garden retail sector was finally able to reunite after a two-year hiatus.

Millions of new British gardeners have made the past two years, even with all its many challenges, a period of tremendous growth and innovation for the industry and Glee is the most important launch platform, where suppliers can bring new products to market and engage with the retail trade.

Featuring over 300 brands, 125 of which were brand new to the show this year, the long-anticipated return of Glee as an in-person event was positively received from all corners


T rolleys and baskets are an absolute must for all retail environments, they are the first item in a store a customer touches therefore they must reflect the brand values of the store.

Trolleys and baskets are also a very practical item; customers can not shop without them, they need to be strong, sturdy and easy to manoeuvre around aisles and shop fittings.

Formbar stocks traditional and modern, innovative trolleys and baskets so garden centres, convenience stores, independent grocers, farm shops and any other retailer can give a true impression of their brand values from the first moment a customer arrives. We have traditional wire trolleys that your customers will be familiar

of the retail sector: from traditional garden centres, DIY Stores and farm shops to high street retailers, department stores, builders' merchants and thriving e-commerce sites.

As the first occasion since 2019, when so many gardening brands and retailers could meet face to face under one roof, it wasn't surprising that Glee opened its doors on

20cm and 24cm frying pans, a 16cm milk pan, and 18cm and 20cm saucepans with tempered glass lids and has been designed to complement a cream AGA.

The Cermalon® 5 Piece Blue Pan Set is designed to mirror the current kitchen trend for stylish blue colours. The set consists of 20cm and 24cm frying pans, together with a 16cm milk pan, and 18cm and 20cm saucepans with tempered glass lids.

Both the blue and cream sets’ exteriors match perfectly with the soft touch Bakelite handles and lid knobs, and the Cermalon® ceramic silver sparkle non-stick coating ensures healthier cooking without the need for oils and fats.

Other products in A365 Ltd’s cookware range include: Cermalon® 5 Piece Blush Pink Pan Set, Cermalon® 5 Piece Matt Teal Pan Set, 5 Piece Rose Gold Pan Set, Durastone® Professional Crisper, Durastone® 6 Piece Roasting Set, Durastone® Professional Square Pan and Durastone® Professional 5 Piece Pan Set.

The Durastone® Professional 5 Piece Pan Set is a cost-effective, professional set with a non-stick stone ceramic coating, making it an ideal solution for enthusiastic home chefs. Designed for light, healthy cooking, these pans are truly non-stick, distributing heat evenly throughout and allowing cooking with less butter, fat or oil. This elegant set comprises 20cm and 24cm frying pans, a 14cm milk pan, and 18cm and 20cm saucepans with toughened glass lids.

In other recent developments, the company has seen changes to its operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guy explained, “With the majority of our products classed as non-essential, we had to pivot our business away from the high street to online. We did this successfully and benefitted from the increase in sales of household and garden products as families were forced to stay at home and chose to invest in new products for their homes and gardens. We also recently recruited a

new Commercial Manager, Ibrahim Khalil, to further develop our online presence and online business.”

As the company looks ahead, A365 Ltd maintains many progressive plans including expanding its range and continuing to grow its industry presence and representation. Guy noted, “We are looking for new retail partners who are consumer-focused, share our values and want to work with us to grow our mutual businesses.”

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Slowing the sands of time

Tuesday, September 14th 2021 to a large and eager crowd, who helped create “the busiest start to Glee ever” for many exhibitors. The show provided an essential hub for educational business content and future trends; also hosting a number of prestigious industry award ceremonies to celebrate the best of garden centre retailing and the most innovative and exciting new products launched over the past 24 months.

Glee returns to Birmingham’s NEC this year from 28-30 June 2022. This is our second pick of the best exhibitors from last year’s event, listed here in alphabetical order: Azpects, Formbar & Toro UK Ltd. Further details can be found here.

2005 on the principles of stocking only well-made shopping trolleys, shopping baskets, trolley baskets and flatbed trolleys. Some of our customers have been with us from the start, trusting our service to give them the support that they require.

Glee 2021 was a fantastic exhibition for us, we had a brilliant time with smiling and positive buyers.

It was a breath of fresh air after the drudgery of COVID restrictions to see real people. We are now looking forward to all the exhibitions we have booked this year including Glee 2022 and NCS 2022.

with as well as some unique new products. We stock plastic Polycart trolleys and garden centres tend to love the plastic flatbed and the small 78 litre trolley.

Formbar Limited was established in

Please contact us on 01235 850368 or email: for additional information.

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The global sand industry is running out of time, and the UK landscaping market must seek alternatives or see profits slip through the cracks.

50 billion tonnes of aggregate are used annually, and global population growth, urbanisation, and development are driving large increases in international demand for sand and other aggregates. Riverbeds and shorelines worldwide are disappearing due to increased sand piracy & the escalating trade in black market sand.

Azpects Ltd has developed a solution to the aggregate problem when creating patios, paths, and driveways. EASYClickBase is a synthetic sub-base that revolutionises the traditional dig-out stage of installations, saving time, money, and aggregate.

EASYClickBase reduced excavation by 75% and replacement aggregate by 80% in tests on a 50m2 domestic vehicular driveway.

EASYClickBase replaces the traditional full mortar laying bed, limiting the need for sand and cement. Thin surface

dressings, such as porcelain tiles, can be glued directly to the sub-base, while block paving can be laid on a thin layer of bedding sand. Made from 100% recycled plastic, EASYClickBase has the potential to significantly reduce the environmental impact of landscaping projects.

Small Deck Rear Roller Mowers

Introducing the next generation of 60V battery-powered lawnmowers from Toro UK Limited’s premium lawnmower brands Hayter® and Toro®

The Toro 60V Flex-Force 36cm Recycler® and Hayter Hawk 60V 36cm Rear Roller small deck push mowers are ideal for lawns up to 200 square metres. The 36cm cutting width covers a lot of ground while maintaining excellent manoeuvrability and the RunSmart Software (also known as Power Boost technology) maximises run time and performance by automatically adjusting the speed of the motor to match the conditions. The upright SmartStow® feature saves storage space and provides easy

access for cleaning under the deck.

The Toro 60V Flex-Force 43cm Recycler® and Hayter Hawk 60V 36cm Rear Roller small deck mowers comes in two versions, push and self-propelled. With the same great features as the 36cm Recycler and Hawk, the 43cm makes quick work of lawns up to 300 square metres. Flexibility is at the core of the Toro Recycler 43cm and Hayter Hawk 43 self-

propelled versions as you can adjust the speed to your liking. Additionally with the Toro Recycler range, the mower can have it to either bagging or recycling with the integrated mulch plug. And with the Hayter Hawk range, all are fitted with an integrated rear-roller to create a classic British lawn stripe.

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Electrical testing, the future

“Cost of ownership, for facility management firms, has always been a prime consideration in the design of our electrical testers,” said Brendan Beaver, the Manager of Metrel UK Limited, based in Epsom in Surrey. “Our design teams have, for the last sixty years, brought innovative designs to market, not always under our name but as design sub-contractors for better known brands.”

“However since we have been selling under our own name, Metrel has been quite disruptive in the market. Rather than using the conventional custom liquid crystal displays we have used dot matrix screens. This has allowed us to adopt a much more flexible approach to testing, whether it be PAT testing or electrical installation testing, permitting us to respond to new and changed regulations without the need for our customers to purchase prated testers.”

Always up to date

“Four years ago when we launched our class leading multi-function testers, MI 3152 and MI 3155, which both have full colour touch screens, electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) or car chargers were almost unknown, let alone a protocol for testing them both electrically and functionally. However, Metrel’s product managers and engineers trawled the standards to understand the requirement for testing and set to work building the first EVSE adaptor. Because it mimicks an electric vehicle, it gives access to the whole electrical charging system, without opening the box, giving access for electrical testing. Standards required a CD to protect the system and the choice is to use an expensive B type or combine some form of DC protection breaking the circuit at 6 mA with an A type RCD. The vast majority of EVSE manufacturers have opted for the latter, so a special DC RCD trip test had to be devised, as well as a good, repeatable stable loop test. A test sequence was written of functional test, voltage measurement, a suite of earth loop and fault current measurements and a full auto CD test on both the AC and DC breaker and loaded in the firmware of the new instruments. Rather than behaving like other tester manufacturers, we did not say to early purchasers of the testers, “unlucky get another tester”. Instead Metrel has a policy of making instrument upgrades available FREE. And not when the user takes the tester to be calibrated, but immediately it is released using the Metrel website.”

Familiarity saves money

Brendan continued, “Our new tester, be they multi-functional tester, PAT testers, power quality analysers or earth testers are all designed on the same firmware platform, so that when a user move from one machine to another, is familiar with not only the look and feel of the

tester but also the way it works. This familiarity saves time and reduces errors. Additionally, the Metrel electrical safety management software (MESM) can handle all the testers’ results. Our multi-function testers do all the tests you would expect; voltage, insulation resistance, continuity, RCD testing, a high current and an enviably repeatable non-trip earth loop impedance tests, in which user have every confidence. These can be accessed through the single test menu or can be initiated through the memory management system for consistent testing regimen. The test results can be stored on-board, but more of that later.”

Some special tests for you

“More unusual tests pertinent to FM applications, this more than capable pair of testers can perform are functions like illumination measurement for work stations and emergency lighting using one of a pair of light meter accessories. The results can be committed to the memory for your records.”

“Another really useful function is cable tracing not just when fault finding but also on those occasions when one is expected to change an office layout at the drop of a hat. The multifunction tester acts as the signal generator while a detector accessory traces the cable runs around the walls and floors. On this occasion the results can't be recorded on the machine but in the real world.”

“Power quality is another suite of tests you would not expect on a multi-function tester; however Metrel let your technician watch the power drawn by a circuit, and the harmonics and the load current to improve the balance. Using the current function with a clamp you can also measure the earth leakage current by placing the lines & neutral with in the jaws, a simple and subtle method of problem solving.”

“The combination of 3-wire and stake-less earth electrode resistance measurement is extremely useful on first installing an earth stake and then for monitoring its ongoing performance to ensure there is no risk to the machine operators. I could go on and talk about other tests but I don’t want to bore you.”

Memory like no other

“I do want to finally to tell you about the incredible memory management system on both these touch-screen testers,” said Brendan. “It out classes any of the storage and downloading system found on any other testers. For the last twenty plus years, tester manufacturers have been trying to sell the merits of downloading instruments. It is only now that the Metrel machines allow the operator to actually abandon their pencil!”

“You build a schematic of each job, from a complete premises electrical system, the output from one distribution board, to a single circuit that you are modifying, either on the tester itself or in the software package that comes with the tester.”

“Testing can then be done in one of two ways, Firstly it can be done a test at a time from the single test menu and the result stored against the point in the circuit for later use. Or much more powerfully, when building the schematics of the electrical system from the drawing, the electrical test manager can decide which tests they want done on what and prescribe the tests against parts of the system.”

“The operator can see the testing to be done, and do it in any order they fancy. If they can’t remember the connections to make, touching the ‘?’ on the screen will display the help diagrams so they can get ahead. Because the testers hold all the latest edition of the Wiring Regulation tables in memory, it can advise whether the test is a pass or fail. Of course, that decision is finally left with the engineer, if it is satisfactory it can be stored at the press of a single button, and a full keyboard allows notes to be made against it too. The machine shows what tests are still to be done and where there are failures to investigate further.”

“Once back in the office the tester is connected to the MESM software via a USB connection, you hit the ‘get data’ button and tell the system which IET certificate you want filled, Installation, EICR, Minor Works or EVSE.”

“When the visionaries mooted downloading test instrument, this is how they meant it to be.”

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Multimodal 2021

Multimodal 2021 celebrated fourteen years of putting shippers, retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, importers, and exporters in front of exhibitors who offer the latest logistics and supply chain solutions.

The three-day show at the Birmingham NEC, offered a unique opportunity to make valuable face-to-face contact with new prospects and existing companies. Shippers and cargo owners at the free-to-attend show improved their businesses by finding ways of moving their products more efficiently and by meeting new suppliers.

Multimodal 2022 is set to further build on the previous success with a seminar series focusing on supply chain sustainability and resilience, looking at ways to harness the power of people, tech, and innovation to future proof logistics. The sessions will look at how the industry can embrace change, boost sustainable credentials, and remain resilient.

Multimodal has teamed up with the Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE&IT), who will be presenting two days of training giving practical advice and guidance on best practice for international trade to and from the UK. Delegates taking part in the seminars will qualify for IOE&IT Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

On day three, Multimodal is teaming up with education


Pentalver is strategically located off-dock facilities at Felixstowe, Southampton and London Gateway, along with our inland hub at Cannock, offer diverse container services such as road haulage, container storage, container maintenance repairs, refrigeration services and cargo handling.

In addition to our terminal services, we sell new and used shipping and refrigerated containers, including bespoke modifications. Our dedicated, qualified container sales and conversions engineering team can convert containers for any number of applications including for use as single and multistorey offices, workshops and so much more.

charity Career Colleges Trust (CCT) to help build a talent pipeline of future logistics leaders and close the skills gap in the supply chain industry.

Multimodal returns to Birmingham’s NEC this year from 14-16 June 2022. This is our pick of the best exhibitors from last year’s event, listed here in alphabetical order: Ingot, Logistics Leaders Network, The Malcolm Group, Pentalver & Tive. Further details can be found on this page.

To find out more about attending, entering the awards, exhibiting, or sponsoring, visit: or contact Robert Jervis, Director, on +44 (0)20 7384 7760 or email:

Embrace the latest technology and increase efficiency

Ingot is a cloud based freight forwarding solution, which has been specifically designed to allow freight forwarders to connect electronically to carriers, overseas agents and customers and automate manual processes, to provide a whole host of improvements including accuracy, driving efficiency and protecting margins.

Derived from team members Andy Roberts, Martin Gill and Lewis Hides experience working together on IT solutions for the freight industry since 2013; at this time, the team developed the first platform in the UK that integrated with carriers to provide electronic data exchange (EDI) via INTTRA.

This revolutionary platform marked a new era for how users viewed shipment information, opposed to previous traditional methods of handwritten notes and spreadsheets. Leading on from this, the team added further data integrations to improve connectivity between carriers, shipping portals, hauliers and overseas agents.

In 2018, the team established Ingot to provide an alternative for small and medium sized freight forwarders, to help them by offering impartial, accurate

tracking data and plans to provide enhanced customs clearance solutions, later this year. Helping them to digitalise their processes, Ingot’s new Freight management solutions, helps its customers to drive efficiency and performance. Whether it’s needed for sea, air or road logistics, Ingot provides full, reliable visibility and tracking of shipment locations, available in one centralised platform.

As the global freight and logistics industry continues to digitalise, Ingot’s main ambition is to become the digital standard for freight forwarding.


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The Malcolm Group

Originating as a family-owned business in the 1920s, The Malcolm Group has become one of the leading providers of Logistics, Construction and Maintenance services in the UK. 2022 sees us celebrating our centenary year.

The Group endeavours to provide innovative and practical solutions, promoting the building of successful partnerships for longterm mutual gain with all stakeholders.

Malcolm Logistics is arguably the UK’s leading independent provider of third-party logistics services. Focused on Intermodal Solutions, we offer fully integrated road, rail, warehousing and bonded warehousing services throughout the UK and have a longestablished focus on operational and service quality, which has earned a strong reputation

About Tive

Aleading provider of real-time supply chain visibility and insights, Tive ensures shipments arrive on time and in full through a combination of hardware, software, and 24/7 support. Tive’s integrated solution enables the true end-to-end visibility that companies need to actively manage their shipments, prevent costly delays and damage, and improve their customers' experience.

Tive's multi-sensor trackers create real-time data on:

◆ Location – hyper-accurate (within feet) using WiFi, GPS, and cellular

◆ Shipment condition – Temperature, humidity

◆ Security – Light sensor (package or container opened)

within the industry.

Key customer partnerships and alliances have been the cornerstones of our development ambitions, as has our adoption and implementation of new technologies and our continuing investment in our state-ofthe-art fleet.

Together they provide compelling dimensions to the Malcolm Logistics package and the basis for an unrivalled business relationship.

Strategically placed distribution centres provide 24 hour vehicle scheduling. The intermodal service offers end-to-end distribution of products through road and rail integration. Warehousing facilities encompass over 5 million square feet of warehousing space, spread over several

◆ Integrity – Shock and orientation (package dropped or damaged)

Tive trackers feed data into an intuitive, cloud-based software application; users can set custom alerts for when a shipment:

◆ Arrives/departs, based on user-defined geofences

◆ Deviates from the required temperature or humidity range

◆ Deviates from expected route

◆ Becomes separated from other items in the load

◆ Is dropped (experiences a shock event)

◆ Is opened

◆ + more

Finally, Tive's live shipment monitoring

Since 1999, we have imported in excess of 160,000 new containers for the self-storage market in addition to offering second-hand containers of various sizes and types.

Through our recently released eCommerce platform, our customers can buy our standard containers directly online, choosing from a wide range of sizes, colours and add-ons. With transparent delivery rates and approximate lead times, we strive to make it as simple as possible for our customer to order from us.

Our container conversions website enables users to view information in a visually appealing format at the touch of a button, providing customers with a digital portfolio of Pentalver container conversion projects with accompanying specifications and a selection of high-quality photographs.

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Premium Networking Platform for Logistics and Supply Chain

The Logistics Leaders Network is a premium networking organisation for logistics and supply chain professionals. This specialist network was established in 2010 by Peter Acton and designed to provide a platform for senior and their emerging logistics leaders, to communicate, share, understand and debate views on key strategic supply chain and logistics issues, which impact their business performance. This platform now has 16,000 connections on LinkedIn, a magazine seen by 5,000 senior logisticians, and an increasing number of paid members, who see its value.

The Logistics Leaders Network maintains three key objectives: to promote the important role logistics plays in society; to highlight the latest and best technology and innovations that drives business success and; to promote logistics and supply chain as a positive, important and attractive career option for young people.

To support these objectives, the Logistics Leaders Network showcases the best pioneering and innovative brands in logistics through its own annual publication & practical workshops. It is dedicated to influencing the standards & image of the UK logistics sector, to encourage best practice across modes and business sectors. Furthermore, The Logistics Leaders Network creates interactive events to facilitate industry professionals to

meet with their peers, build professional relationships and share in best practice.

In addition, The Logistics Leaders Network has created:

◆ The Logistics Leadership Awards rewarding logistics and supply chain excellence across 10 categories

◆ An Annual publication called Logistics Leaders showcasing how logistics makes a difference

◆ The Freight Leaders Alliance, a collaborative group of up to 60 SME road hauliers, freight forwarders, warehousing & ecommerce specialists & a group of 50 larger companies focusing on Employers Who Care. If you would like any more information on the Bounce Back £100 membership, please see below: M 07773 352137

locations, of which three are rail-side. The business also manages considerable warehousing activities at a number of customers’ locations.

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service acts as an extension of users’ own shipping and logistics teams, monitoring live shipments and collaborating with carriers to resolve in-transit issues and prevent delays and damage.

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NDG Artificial Intelligence Ltd

NDGAI has solved the mobile workforce problem faced by organisations delivering services in multiple locations to client-centric requirements and who wish to provide excellent, cost-effective and consistent continuity of service, for example in the home care, cleaning, security and facility management industries.

We have conducted cutting edge, groundbreaking research on methodologies over an eight year period, tackling Workforce Scheduling and Routing Problems (WSRP).

Investment of over £1.5m, including

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a government-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Nottingham University, enabled the research and development of OptifAI, NDGAI’s revolutionary, innovative product that solves the problem. This joint expertise, experience and knowhow have ensured OptifAI delivers high-performance schedules that utilise staff more efficiently, error-free and much faster than any other system because AI never has a bad day.

OptifAI makes coordinators’ lives simpler and more productive, resulting in improved business performance, growth & increased profitability. OptifAI

supports industry and organisational compliance, ensuring their services are provided with the highest levels of quality, safely and effectively, as well as evidencing a well-managed business with great leadership.

OptifAI is a game-changer encouraging rapid growth. It is inexpensive to implement and saves organisations time and money, meaning the service provider can do more with fewer resources.

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Aesthetics Awards Finalist 2020-2021

BestBrothers Ltd is a family run business committed to providing the best customer service on the market. The company dedicates its expertise and time to providing its clients with the best platform to market their laser system eliminating the stress and hassle of having to do it for themselves.

BestBrothers Ltd is the official Asclepion Laser Technologies distributor in the UK, and its services include clinical training, technical support, finance options, and marketing support in helping its customers find the right Asclepion Laser. Whether a business is requiring machines for hair removal, tattoo removal, vascular treatment, skin tightening, skin whitening, acne treatment, pigment removal, and many more, BestBrothers Ltd has the right equipment for all needs.

Alongside providing medical, aesthetic laser equipment, BestBrothers Ltd offer accredited level four and level five laser/IPL training courses which have been specifically designed, written and delivered by industry qualified, experienced specialists. BestBrothers Ltd offer three courses: laser hair removal, tattoo removal and skin rejuvenation. Each course has been specifically written to meet the Health Education England (HEE) guidelines and is mapped out against the Quality Credit Framework (QCF). Its programmes are externally accredited by the CPD Accreditation Group & externally moderated by the City of London Dental School.

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Choose wisely, choose Barnes

In this issue of Healthcare Matters, we are pleased to announce Barnes Commercial Insurance Broker as our Insurance Broking & Risk Management Advice Company of the Month.

“We bring the right insurance covers together in a comprehensive solution with honest and impartial advice and guidance,” stated Nick Long, Head of Insurance.

Based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, Barnes Commercial Insurance Broker (Barnes) is an independent, family-owned commercial insurance broker, helping its clients to secure the right insurance for their business in a selection of specific markets.

Established in 2019 by Paul Reid and Nick Long, Barnes also has a sister company, Lifesure, that provides specialist insurance broking services in the motor home and leisure industry. “Since its inception Lifesure has built a reputation for providing a trusted and reliable service with care at its heart, which forms the core of our ethos at Barnes. We build long term authentic relationships with our clients to create a

portfolio of insurance and support this with risk management advice, which can include access to an online e-learning portal for courses in areas such as health & safety, fire safety, personal wellbeing, manual handling and effective risk assessment,” said Nick.

Barnes work across a broad range of industries such as manufacturing, accountants, veterinary practices, scientific research and biotechnology organisations, but specialises mostly in the care sector. Supporting care homes, nursing homes, domiciliary care firms, children’s homes, care related charities, and those providing care services. Nick commented, “We understand the needs of the businesses within our chosen sectors. In the care sector, we offer a wide range of insurance covers for care facilities and staff, from standard liabilities, buildings and contents, legal expenses and machinery breakdown, to refrigerated drugs, abuse cover, residents’ contents, key man cover, medical malpractice (for private work), cyber liability and more.”

Each client is guaranteed a highly professional service from a broker who has expert knowledge of the care sector. Acting as an independent broker, Barnes is not tied to any insurer or policy reassuring its clients that their businesses are protected from any potential risk. “Through open


Specialists in software solutions

Pivotal Solutions is a small, software consultancy that was established in 1998. Since its inception, the company has been delivering high quality bespoke computer software solutions. The company’s main ambition is to provide mission critical software to large organisations.

Pivotal Solutions works closely with its client and their staff, to design a tailored solution. The company maintains the tools and skills to meet even the most complex or changing needs of its clients, to provide effective solutions.

The company works with its clients to deliver high quality bespoke software tools, to develop unique software based on its clients’ requirements. As such, Pivotal Solutions places the utmost importance on taking time to gain a full scope of its clients’ needs to understand the requirements of all potential users and uses of the software. One of the main focuses for the company is to foresee future requirements, to create software with the agility to be flexible enough to easily cater for changes that occur over time.

Alongside its software development, the company also ensure it provides an efficient, friendly and outstanding level of customer service. This service is an integral part of Pivotal Solutions’ operations, to ensure the user’s experience is positive and continuous, for years to come.

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have. As a young and growing commercial broker, Barnes has more than 60 years’ experience in the insurance and financial sectors. Existing with a sole purpose to make its clients resilient to risk through the provision of market-leading products from its A rated insurer partners, Barnes continues to excel in providing an exceptional, trusted service.

and honest conversations, we aim to ensure that our clients have the right level of insurance at the right premium to protect their business,” said Nick.

The benefit of using a trusted broker means that by getting expert guidance doesn’t always cost you more. Barnes work with each client to assess their needs based on their business set up and exposure to risk now and future risks they may

In closing we asked Nick what the company’s plan for the future entailed, he commented, “To strengthen our client relationships by developing our insurance solutions further for the care sector. Luke Green is one of our commercial brokers who specialises in the care sector. His excellent insurer relationships help us to find comprehensive insurance cover for our clients, whatever their situation. We are hoping for new business from client referrals as we remain the natural number one choice.”

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Bealies Adaptive Wear

My name is Caron Mcluckie, I am a 56-year-old mother of three children, Theo, 27, Emile, 20 and Esther, 18. We live in Stockport and for nearly 30 years I have worked as a mental health social worker. In January 2016, Emile had suffered a spinal cord stroke which had left him paralysed from the chest down.

Emile has coped with this traumatic event; his resilience is astounding. Emile has no bladder or bowel function, and we must self-catheterise to empty his bladder.

It soon became clear, once we got into our daily routine, that clothes did not fit

him properly while he sat in the wheelchair. More importantly, even the comfortable joggers that Emile likes to wear did not provide easy access to catheterise. After looking around the market I couldn’t find anything suitable, so I designed my own bespoke joggers with a unique opening to enable comfortable dressing and self catheterising. They are higher at the back to avoid sagging while sitting and

transferring to ensure everything is covered! The joggers have a slim fit leg (which is fashionable presently) and we will also have a regular fit for people with more muscle mass on their legs, to ensure a better fit for different disabilities and all shapes and sizes. Quote healthcare20 to get 20% discount off the joggers.

Need high quality woven labels? You name it, they got it

Cash’s (UK) is one of the UK’s leading quality weavers and is a market leader in computerised technology.

With an impressive history, Cash’s (UK) has been innovating the industry, delivering quality & service since the company’s inception in 1846. In the beginning, the company had gained a reputation as England’s leading silk ribbon manufacturer. Determined to maintain and grow upon its exceptional service throughout the years, Cash’s (UK) has maintained its traditional craft skills, and grown with the times, implementing the latest technology to enhance its production techniques and continue to provide its customers with well priced woven labels and badges.

Since 2014, Cash’s has been part of the HK based Jointak Group and while maintaining production in Coventry Cash’s has combined their expertise with Jointak and now has access to China production, innovation and a global reach.

Placing the utmost importance on quality, Cash’s (UK) products have built a solid reputation amongst brands and retailers for their outstanding quality. Development of dye-sublimation production in Coventry has enabled Cash’s to build their product range both for retail personalised customers but also for our brand customers. From branded garment trims to school essentials, from travel essentials and personalised gifts; you name it, Cash’s (UK)’s got it.

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Renray Healthcare

Renray Healthcare has been producing high quality furniture for over 50 years and is one of the UK’s largest and leading suppliers to the healthcare sector. Whether you require a fast efficient delivery of quality furniture or a full room installation and fitting service, we have the experience and resources to handle your contract.

We have undertaken projects for the NHS and most leading independent healthcare groups, ranging from one-off units to seven hundred plus bedroom accommodation centres. Every project receives the same attention to detail and quality of service.

We manufacture and assemble our products in our own purpose-built factories in Cheshire and Europe to British Standards. Hence we are able to ensure your furniture is produced to the highest quality, working with you to plan and meet your projects time schedule and budget. Our own fleet of vehicles and staff deliver and install all of our furniture.

We understand you are purchasing furniture that is fit for purpose, stylish and will continue to perform well into the future, which is why we design and build our furniture with you in mind.

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Keep viruses out of the office from just £6.08 a month

5 reasons why you should choose LaundryTec

of industry professionals with the backing of the Alliance Lavamac brand and supported by its service partner PDS Laundry based in Nuneaton. They supply a significant number of the UK’s leading health care operators with equipment, installation and after sale support.

mind. Standard specification on a Lavamac machine includes functions that automatically weigh and control the energy input into the machine and store the data in the machine’s memory. Our LS range of electric heat pump dryers require no ventilation or gas services and operates at 3kw per hour.

Chester-based LaundryTec since its foundation in early 2016 has become one of Alliance Internationals major UK distributers. Founded by Jeremy Hartigan, the team

The LaundryTec designs offer not only washing, drying and ironing equipment but a full range of handling, distribution, folding and identification systems, to create a fully functioning laundry complete with all items necessary for efficient operation. Every LaundryTec machine includes full installation options, including the removal and disposal of an existing machine. A training programme and a minimum of 24 months part & labour warranty.

The environment is at the forefront of every operator’s

5 reasons why you should choose LaundryTec:

1. Cost

2. Efficiency

3. Service

4. Design

5. Innovation

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Lease the award-winning AIR from Atmos-Clear to protect your workplace from COVID-19 and other nasty viruses from just £6.08 a month.

Place this smart, virtually silent little cube in any room and it uses UV-C LED technology to safely kill ALL viruses, bacteria and mould to an efficacy of 99.999%. You could sanitise your workplace, and everything in it, in as little as 30 minutes. Plus, there's no need to leave the room – AIR keeps on eliminating nasty microbes for as long as it's switched on, so your team can work together in total confidence.

AIR will help you look after your budget too. There's no large capital outlay, just manageable rental fees and flexible terms across 12, 24, 36, 48 and 60 months – whatever works for you.

Then, at the end of your rental period, you'll have the option to purchase your AIR unit for just £1. Get working life back to normal by keeping clear of viruses for as little as £6.08 per unit per month.

The device is independently laboratory tested and ASTM E3135-18 certified for domicile use. This is industry-standard certification confirming that AIR products kill all microorganisms to a 99.999% efficacy.

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Kingsway’s SENTRY door system


ingsway Group showcased its complete door systems for mental health at the Design in Mental Health event; the 2021 event was the 8th year of the event and was an excellent opportunity to collaborate with customers old and new.

The event was used to officially launch the SENTRY door system; the patent-pending door provides full door-edge ligature detection that alerts staff when patients are at risk of self-harm, providing the highest level of ligature detection for safer patient environments. The SENTRY door system complements the other door systems from Kingsway Group which are: SWING, SWITCH, SOLO, STABLE, SHOWER, STOW and SECLUSION. Other new products on display were the ‘Safer En-Suite’ dispensers, grab bars and shower seating – all designed with patient safety in mind while maintaining a non-institutional appearance.

As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of door systems to mental health, Kingsway Group offers a complete range to provide a solution for every area to improve safety and reduce risk – check out our website at:

Contact: Mark Tilbrook, Project Consultant

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LapCabby: Helping save time and keep data safe

The challenge

With the integration of GDPR throughout the UK, the need for safer, encrypted data within the hospital is imperative for The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham (ROH).

Matthew Maycock, IT Project and Infrastructure Manager, sought a secure, wall-mounted charging cabinet. In a busy environment with multiple users and devices, compartments needed to be locked but allowed clinicians access to their devices quickly and

easily. Microsoft has recently partnered with the NHS to integrate fraud protection in all new Surface Pro units.

The solution

The LapCabby Lyte Wall unit, designed for Microsoft Surface Pro, was the most suitable product to meet these requirements. Through a consultative and collaborative approach, LapCabby worked closely with ROH to develop a solution with a specification that was

tailored to them.

Concerns surrounding data protection and encryption are now a thing of the past for ROH. The Lyte Wall SP ensures that devices are secure, fully charged, ventilated and ready to go. There are now 10 Lyte Wall units safely mounted on walls throughout ROH. These can be found behind nurse’s stations, in ICU and within private wards.

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Contract Soft Furnishings Specialists

WL Interiors is a contract curtain, blind and soft furnishings manufacturers and installers, based in Yorkshire.

Providing services on a national scale, WL Interiors maintains an impressive 20 years of experience in supplying high quality soft furnishings to the hospitality, healthcare and construction industries. A chosen supplier by many industry leading companies, WL Interiors eliminates the stress of procuring contract curtains, blinds and all soft furnishings for its clients. Providing a full comprehensive service, WL Interiors handles all aspects of a client’s project including initial consultation, measurements, installation & after care.

Designed in-house, the company puts a strong importance on providing high quality soft furnishings and services to maintain the quality of products with after care services that include replacement items, care instructions and other assistive services to ensure longevity, satisfaction and quality.

Able to work both from scratch and off existing design schemes, WL Interiors ensures its clients soft furnishing designs are completed to their specifications. Used by many different industries, WL Interiors services can be spotted in hotels, care homes & public spaces through the whole of the UK.

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Balco Global: Soft range products

Balco Global Ltd launched at the DIMH 2021 showcasing the soft range products for challenging environments. With a simple mission in mind, ‘aiding recovery through safer spaces’, everything designed and manufactured by Balco is not just tested to the highest standards, but designed to be conventional contributing to more healing and homely environments.

The two most popular products showcased at the DIMH 2021 were the Crib 7 Softdoor and Crib 5 Softbox. Already supplied into the top 3 healthcare providers in the UK, the popular Softdoor is the safest ensuite door solution on the market. We know that no solution is fail safe in these environments, that’s why we have worked closely with NHS trusts to reduce known risks as much as possible. Some key features of the Softdoor & Softbox include:

: Tested and certified to the highest fire ratings possible

: Minimal weapons & ligature risk

: Safe & conventional

: Bespoke designs to fit into any interior scheme

: Hygienic & easy to clean with stitching concealed within welded seams

: Low maintenance

Get in touch to book the mobile showroom to come to you to see the Soft range of products as well as new concept products, or request your free trial samples.

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Value-based recyclable designed to save NHS

In this issue of Healthcare Matters, we are delighted to announce that we have chosen to present our Industry Excellence Award to Biomed96 for its continued research and contribution towards the healthcare industry. “Biomed96 offers a fully comprehensive range of patient monitoring solutions that have been specifically designed to solve various challenges such as infection prevention within the healthcare industry. Supporting the delivery of fast response clinical care, our mission is to provide all of our clients with a secure, efficient, and consistently high-quality service,” stated Yasir.

Biomed96 was founded by Yasir Burney who possesses crucial expertise and experience within the healthcare industry. “I am a highly qualified Biomedical Engineer with a BSC in Biomedical Engineering, MSc in Electronics Engineering and MSc in Cyber Security. I am currently furthering my education by studying fulltime for a PhD in Cyber Security. I have over 18 years’ experience in the biomedical engineering field in the UK and abroad,” stated Yasir.

be looking to further contribute towards the healthcare industry, as it finds itself located in and among a thriving business community.

Over the past few years there has been a slow shift towards disposable medical supplies and single-use medical devices. Since the emergence of COVID-19, these products have become essential in beating the virus. COVID-19 and other healthcare associated infections can be very costly to hospitals and clinics, and some re-usable medical devices carry a huge risk of potential cross-contamination. One main negative with disposable medical devices and accessories is the ever-growing concern about

increase of expenditure on the NHS, in response, Biomed96 has enforced its promise to help the NHS save money during COVID-19 and beyond by offering the lowest production costs on the market, including free delivery. Furthermore, same-day delivery to the Black Country region is available and this delivery service will expand to further regions soon. With an aim to save NHS infection-related costs, we have an extensive product portfolio that includes a range of tailored products to enhance and provide a mix of critical care patient monitoring support devices. Through our extensive line of high-quality ECGs, leads, temperature probes, and blood pressure cuffs, exposure to infectious agents and associated cost savings can be significantly minimised,” said Yasir.

are currently having problems with delivery. A combination of Brexit, COVID-19 and the Ukrainian war has meant this is the case for the whole sector. The prices of hiring a container are rising, and as a result it will be difficult for us to keep the prices at a low cost. Prices are set to increase across the industry, but we pride ourselves in providing products that save hospitals up to 50% off that of the OEM. We are experts at the end of the day and our main goal is to keep costs low while still maintaining our highquality service to our customers. We are currently exploring new ways of sourcing products that won’t have a huge effect on trade or business. Air shipment is cheaper than sea shipment, so this is an area we are looking into. We have inevitably had to take a reduced profit of just 10% but we hope this is just temporary until the economy can get back on its feet,” explained Yasir.

The Wolverhampton-based company has recently acquired a new office inside the Technology Centre at The University of Wolverhampton Science Park. The Science Park has three centres for Creative Industries, Science, and Technology, and is well-known for being the home of around 100 businesses working across a broad range of technological and creative disciplines including environmental management, training and education, healthcare and business support services. Upon moving, Biomed96 will

the effects which they have on the environment. Improper disposal can result in billions of pounds of biomedical waste every single year. Where Biomed96 differ is that its products are 100% recyclable. “Our products echo our ‘go green’ policy. We have made a conscious shift over the past 12 months to ensure that our products not only make a difference to a patient’s health and quality of life, but to also contribute towards our journey of a net zero future. Reducing our carbon footprint is not only important for our business but also for the planet and the economy. The disposal of products provided to and used within the healthcare industry play a significant role in reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions, and we believe our products are essential in making that change happen,” said Yasir.

Biomed96 has also been quick to respond to the incremental effects and pressures COVID-19 has had on the healthcare industry, specifically the NHS. “With witnessing first-hand the

Launching a business in the midst of a global pandemic was a risk that has most certainly paid off for Biomed96 founder Yasir. Biomed96 is only a young company but has made an immediate impact on the industry by challenging the biggest issues in the healthcare sector. Still in the initial stages of business, Biomed96 has already registered with ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) and become an acclaimed member of FSB (Federation of Small Business.)

“Even though business has been good, we

Biomed96 pride itself in providing valuebased professional services to the healthcare industry without any compromise to product quality. Biomed96 manufacture its own range of cutting-edge healthcare equipment including oxygen concentrators and patient monitoring consumables, as well as being an authorised dealer of medical equipment including hand-held SonoStar Ultrasound Probes, hand-held vital signs monitors, face masks, and 1ml painless


medical devices infection-related costs

directly and we supply all the technical support so there is no middle man. Biomed96 are authorised dealers and therefore have all the necessary spare parts for a more efficient process,” stated Yasir.

vaccine syringes. “Our disposable range of patient monitoring accessories is in high demand in the market due to their high quality and affordable price,” stated Yasir.

Biomed96 also manufacture its own range of 5L Oxygen Concentrators model FY-I-5A-01 and plan to manufacture a 10L Oxygen Concentrator in the future. Specifically designed for oxygen therapy treatment for asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the flu and most recently, COVID-19 patients. Using the installed three-level oxygen filter, the FY-I-5A-01 is proven to improve oxygen supply to the brain and improve overall physical health by relieving fatigue while enhancing attention, memory and cognitive capabilities. Further functions of the FYI-5A-01 include enhancing the metabolic process, contribution towards wound healing, delay of the ageing process, and increased durability during exercise. Some product features include a 24 hour continuous LED real-time display, intelligent alarm with noise reduction, the production of high purity oxygen and a built-in imported molecular sieve from Switzerland, a nebuliser function, and an accumulative time calculation with a working life of more than 15,000 hours.

is where we believe technology can potentially advance advice accessibility. One specific handheld medical device is the SonoStar Ultrasound Probe. SonoStar Technologies Co. Ltd. is a professional medical equipment manufacturing company committed to transforming the latest and most cutting-edge science and technology into practical and popular medical equipment. Its technology is world leading and Biomed96 is proud to be an authorised UK dealer of SonoStar Ultrasound Probes,” stated Yasir.

various independent governing bodies to ensure the highest level of certification can be awarded. Biomed96 has already accomplished so much throughout its 12 month establishment. As such a young company with many future goals, Biomed96 is rapidly gaining a respectable name for itself within the medical industry. Yasir’s personal experience and level of expertise has helped the NHS save many lives by producing and delivering comprehensive medical devices that have been, and continue to be, groundbreaking introductions into the medical industry.

Proving most popular throughout COVID-19 and beyond was Biomed96’s single disposable set products that can be used on patients from time of admission to discharge. “We have the largest range of patient monitoring consumables in the UK that are designed to save time and costs for hospitals. We have the capabilities to customise orders according to customer requirements such as adjusting the length of the cable or by printing their asset numbers onto the product. As we are the manufacturer, we can specifically alter the specifications of each product such as printing department names onto products. All of our products are ISO13485 certified which is the standard for medical equipment, and we pride ourselves on the fact that we are the only company in the healthcare market that provides free delivery to the NHS,” said Yasir.

But it’s not just the healthcare sector to which Biomed96 market within. Marked as a relatively new industry, Biomed96 has just entered the veterinary services industry with an innovative new product. Designed only for animals, Biomed96 is due to launch a range of Veterinary Ultrasound Machines to which it will begin marketing soon. “We are really excited about this range as we believe there is a large gap in the market. One of the benefits of our products and service is that we deal with the manufacturer

Biomed96 also has a large presence in the market with its own manufactured handheld medical diagnostic devices. “The abundant advance in adaptable handheld technologies has heralded the befalling to accommodate physicians with admission to information, resources, and bodies at the appropriate time and place. Mobility of our handheld diagnostic medical equipment is an axial affection of bloom affliction delivery. Clinical work, conducted in assorted locations, requires physicians to acquaint and interact with altered individuals and to move amid patients, wards, clinics, laboratories, operating theatres, and offices. Physicians crave advice systems that accommodate admission to data, resources, and areas where they can undertake work. This

There is a bright and busy future ahead for Biomed96 as it looks to bring in some state-ofthe-art cyber security medical equipment into the range to ensure safety to businesses from external and internal cyber threats. Another product due to launch in May-July 2022, is a new innovative C-arm portable x-ray machine. It will provide a 4K quality image to radiologists across the UK and will be available at the lowest price on the market.

Biomed96 is also extremely keen to gift opportunities to young, hopeful students, therefore, as part of the ‘Kick Start’ scheme, a government funded scheme that provides funding to employers to create temporary jobs for 16 to 24 year olds, Biomed96 currently runs a training programme aided towards young people in the biomedical engineering field. Soon to come to market by the end of the year is the development of a level three biomedical technician training course for servicing and repairing major medical equipment that will be based at Biomed96’s training centre. Participants will be given certificates upon completion of the course to which Yasir is currently in talks with

In closing, we asked Yasir how he felt receiving our Industry Excellence Award, he responded, “I feel honoured, it is a great achievement in such a short period of time, and it shows the appreciation of what Biomed96 is doing in saving NHS infection related costs. As our products are 100% recyclable and environmentally friendly, we are thrilled to be contributing towards a net zero future and want to pave the way for many more companies within the healthcare industry to follow suit.”

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Reunited after two long years

After taking the decision to postpone The Pharmacy Show 2020 due to the pandemic, The Pharmacy Show 2021, held at Birmingham’s NEC from 17-18 October, saw the first major get-together for the profession in two years (and the only one taking place this year). The organisers were thrilled to have reunited so many members of the industry – offering inspiring new content, training courses and helpful resources for improving patient care.

Reflecting on the importance of in-person interaction, Garry Tyson, Event Director for The Pharmacy Show. shares the positive feedback received from numerous attendees, “After 2 years we are finally back – and it has been absolutely amazing. Seeing the smiles and faces of visitors and exhibitors has made this day truly special. It has been a journey to get here and the power of face-toface is so important for our clients. The feedback I have received has been astonishing.”

240+ industry-leading exhibitors

Finally able to resume networking with customers, building new relationships and showcasing their new products and services – exhibitors experienced two successful days of business and networking, with products covering a broad range of categories – from OTC and automatic dispensing to skincare, pharmacy software, education and training.

Automation for all community pharmacies

Entrusting the dispensing process to automation brings many benefits from patient safety, inventory management to improved operational efficiencies so that the healthcare team can be free to drive growth of the pharmacy by providing more patient care and services.

The SINTESI dispensing robots sets itself apart as it’s one of the slimmest, compact solutions with a patented multi-mix picking arm capable off picking and dispensing up to 15 different items allowing a complete prescription to be picked and dispensed in one journey.

160+ inspiring speaker sessions

At this year’s show, visitors were able to choose from 125 sessions of high-quality content to earn CPD points and take-home practical, relevant insights to grow their practices, enhance patient care, and so much more.

The Pharmacy Show will be returning to the NEC, Birmingham, from 16-17 October 2022. This is our pick of the best exhibitors from last year’s event. Further details can be found on this page and the next four. Contact

Aero Healthcare ‘MAKE IT BETTER’ with more support for the community pharmacy sector

Aero Healthcare has once again increased its support for local and community pharmacies as its sector exclusive first aid and wound care range continues to drive positive sales, OTC growth and repeat customer business.

Reinforcing Aero Healthcare’s dedication to drive and re-energise the First Aid and Healthcare pharmacy sector, Reuben Gilmore, Sales Director at Aero Healthcare, said, “Every local pharmacy can now access the benefits from our innovative community support products and initiatives. Our partnership with AAH, along with Enterprise Wholesale, and newly appointed Hampdens, ensures a comprehensive and reliable supply across the country, to all of the UK’s dispensing points.”

And, already an integral component for pharmacy chains such as Whitworth, MB Health and McKeevers, enhanced retail fixtures, eye-catching packaging and tailored planograms enable easy

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merchandising and the optimisation of limited shelf space.

Competitive lower unit consumer price-points and consistent, guaranteed profit of return (POR) for pharmacies spans the premium range. Product categories range from Aero’s plasters that use trademarked premium adhesive, so that they ‘really do stick,’ along with burns care dressings, bandages, wound pads and cold packs, making customer choice and across range purchasing easy.

For more information on Aero Healthcare’s  first aid and wound care pharmacy range,  visit: or email:  sales@aerohealthcare or call 01403 790704.

Avonnex is your partner with an experienced team who understand the challenges faced by pharmacists and can provide automation solutions to enhance the pharmacy workflow. Products include Dispensing Robots, Automated Stock/Pick to light cabinets, Virtual Digital Shelves.

Avonnex were at the Pharmacy Show 2021 at the NEC Birmingham, receiving an exceptional response as it showcased its automation solutions.

: eOnBox – a stock/pick to light automation solution

: MediShelf – a virtual shelf providing pharmacists the ability to manage an unlimited number of products on countless virtual shelves which would otherwise be impossible on the shop floor.

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Vitcheck: Multi-award winning technology dispensing personalised nutrition

Vitcheck has been specially developed for pharmacy to allow targeted personalised nutrition recommendations to be integrated into dispensing practice. This easy to use web-based platform designed by a pharmacist with nutritional medicine expertise enables any personalised nutrition recommendations needed by the patient to be in less time than it takes to dispense a prescription item.

It works by identifying the single and incremental detrimental effects different medications, as well those created by elements of life-stage, lifestyle and diet might have on micronutrient status. The database of every UK generic and branded medicine identifies over 4,000 incidences where medications alone impact upon this important element of good health.

It allows recommendations to be made to patients using a simple to understand traffic light system that suggests which micronutrient deficits can be corrected by diet-and how-and which require supplementation. All recommendations are evidence based with hyperlinks to the actual references used as their basis.

Care has been our focus for over 30 years. We design, produce, and deliver these pharmacy exclusive products under our Medicare, Lifesense and Physiologix brands.

The pharmacy package includes a tablet device, staff training, and a limited range of competitively priced supplements to meet any recommendations. Outlets in UK, Ireland and Australia are currently signed up to use Vitcheck, designated as the number one personalised nutrition tool.

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Fleming Medical is a family-owned provider of high-quality healthcare devices and consumables. Fleming Medical is a trusted partner to pharmacy, community health and healthcare professionals operating successfully in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Delivering market leading pharmacy brands in Home Diagnostics, First Aid, Sport Therapy and Advanced Wound

Fleming Medical is committed to empowering patients and physicians through innovative medical technologies and diagnostic information that provide better patient outcomes for acute and chronic conditions.


Neuven Solutions – Venloc®

Neuven Solutions Ltd is a supplier of neutral vendor services, operating in the temporary staffing market. We combine the use of technology with high levels of customer service to reduce the cost of procuring labour, while improving the quality of supply.

Venloc®, our Locum and Bank Management system and App, works for all types of direct temporary labour, across many different markets and is currently live with a number of pharmacy groups UK wide.

It enables you to manage your Pharmacy workforce, including Pharmacists, Dispensers and Technicians, via one central desktop and App-based platform.

Venloc® has been created to offer a registration to invoice management tool for the direct engagement market, and can reduce your annual spend on direct and agency Locums by up to 10%. From registration through to Locum BACS payment, we can ensure efficiency and compliance, from right-to-work, DBS and PQS to GPhC registration.

Venloc® ensures that Locums are registered and approved against company requirements. Once in the pool of approved Locums, shifts are offered, requested, and allocated through Venloc®, via the App, or on-line without the need for telephone calls, with each worker matched to stores by distance and qualifications.

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Very latest British brand in expert medical refrigeration

CoolMed’s expertise and experience dates back to the early 2000s, when we started to supply high quality medical refrigeration into the UK pharmaceutical market.

We pride ourselves on delivery and quality, together with value for money, achieved because we provide a fast, efficient service with expert professionals ready to assist your every need.

Our vast range of high-quality products are suitable for use in a wide variety of industries that store temperaturecritical medicines, vaccines, and samples. Thanks to the array of sizes manufactured and supplied by CoolMed, each of the following industries can find a temperature controlled medical fridge unit for them: Pharmacies, Hospitals, Doctors’ surgeries, Veterinary services,

Laboratories, and those medical professionals on the move.

Striving to become the first Carbon Neutral medical

refrigerator manufacturer, CoolMed are now partnered with the amazing charity Cool Earth and global movement organisation, Earthly in order to reduce our carbon footprint and hit our net-zero target by 2030. Working exclusively to restore, protect and manage all our crucial natural ecosystems, CoolMed will be involved in various projects moving forward to ensure a positive green impact on the environment, while still maintaining the highest standard quality of products and services to our customers.


& Plantur 39:

Hair care with special caffeineformulations

Caffeine is well known for its stimulating effects and numerous studies of the Dr. Wolff Group from Germany have gone deeper into the effects of this plant-derived phytochemical supporting the natural hair and skin status. Caffeine has undergone important validation steps – from proof of principle in the in vitro setting to controlled clinical studies in vivo. Besides the caffeine-effect on hair follicles it has further been investigated how caffeine can reach the relevant compartments of the skin and hair out of a shampoo formulation.

In vivo studies in males and females further examined the beneficial effects of caffeine-containing topical formulations.

During the Pharmacy Show 2022 in Birmingham Dr. Wolff Group presented both caffeine-based shampoo brands Alpecin & Plantur 39. The respective ranges offer a broad range of products with specially dedicated formulations to meet the needs of both male and female hair.

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Can plant‐derived phytochemicals provide symptom relief for hair loss? A critical review – Daniels – 2019 – International Journal of Cosmetic Science – Wiley Online Library can be found at: https://onlinelibrary.

Caffeine and Its Pharmacological Benefits in the Management of Androgenetic Alopecia: A Review –FullText – Skin Pharmacology and Physiology 2020, Vol. 33, No. 3 – Karger Publishers can be found at:

PCDS promoting confident Dermatology since 1994

The Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS) is the leading UK Society for all members of the primary healthcare team with an enthusiasm for dermatology, dermoscopy and skin surgery. With over 25 years of experience and one of the World’s best online resources, the Society is the key proponent of primary care dermatology. With thousands of members, the PCDS delivers high quality educational events and provides a primary and intermediate care voice in all aspects of dermatology, working with stakeholders to improve patient care.

The website is a free resource that can assist with the diagnosis and treatment of a large range of skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis, as well as skin cancer and hair and nail disorders. All our conferences can be viewed and booked online from Essential Dermatology through to Advanced Dermoscopy and Skin Surgery; there is a course to suit all levels for those who are looking to begin or improve their dermatology knowledge and skills.


Freedom to grow your pharmacy business

Realise your ambitions with up to 4X your monthly NHS income in additional funding

There has never been a more exciting time to build a pharmacy business. As more people seek wider healthcare services locally, community pharmacies are ideally placed to meet their needs.

Growth opportunities range from additional clinical services, providing a superior customer experience to stand out, to acquiring additional pharmacies. Whether you’ve acquired your first pharmacy or have a group, growing and modernising requires substantial investment.

We can provide up to 4X your monthly NHS income in additional funding.

Funding to invest in your future

Create the business that you envision:

: A modern customer experience by refitting your premises

: Build a clinical environment to deliver new services

: Invest in new technologies to improve services and increase efficiencies

: Expand through acquisition

Finance for pharmacies

Traditional lenders simply don’t understand pharmacies, so we built specific funding:

: Enough to make a real impact

: Freedom to make the investment decisions you choose

: Financing that grows with you

: Support from people who live and breathe your world

Talk to an expert today, contact +44 (0)20 7313 8088 or email: or visit:

Eye Drops made Ezi, with EziDrops!

EziDrops is a ‘Universal’ eye drop applicator that helps you put eye drops in your eyes, first time, every time! The clever part is that you don't even see the drop coming, ie. No Blink Reflex. EziDrops can also be used to help other family members who might need help with eye drops, like elderly parents or children. EziDrops is also resuable.

EziDrops works with any eye drop bottle, with a Nozzle. Now sold nationwide by Boots & RNIB and distributed by Alliance Healthcare.

Visit our website to find out about the launch of our next, exciting new product launch, EziDrops for EARS! The simplest Applicator in the world to help you administer EAR Drops. for Trade Enquiries for online purchases for online purchases


you looking for a digital training solution for your pharmacy?

NIRAH is a state-ofthe-art learning management system built specifically for pharmacy owners and staff. We host product education, CPD and GPhC accredited courses in one place allowing you to effectively train your pharmacy team in a cost-effective manner.

Do you want to create courses specific for your store? In addition to our library of hosted courses, NIRAH gives YOU the power to create courses that only your staff can see. It has never been so easy to communicate and track learning of store processes.

Would you like to monitor your staff’s training? No problem, our learning management system digitally logs all training activity to keep you in line with any regulatory training requirements – no more paper work!

We understand pharmacy and we have a passion for training. Our mission at NIRAH is to support community pharmacy to develop skills that will enable sustainable and safe business practice in a time efficient manner.

Schedule a call with us today!


AirPhysio from Powermed

Launched at Pharmacy

Show (NEC) 2021 and now expanding across the UK retail pharmacy market, AirPhysio is a portable hand-held 100% drug free device for those who suffer from daily respiratory related conditions including Asthma and COPD.

Already successfully selling globally, AirPhysio has thousands of verified 5 Star reviews from customers with respiratory related issues who have seen genuine results, with regular use.

As part of the global rollout, a UK wide TV & Print marketing campaign has been implemented for 2022, which will include signposting customers to their local pharmacy stockist.

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In addition, various POS marketing aids are also available, including leaflets, posters and digital media (for instore TV screens and pharmacy websites).

For those numerous prescription customers, 'Recommend Airphysio' stickers are available to help pharmacies highlight those patients that could benefit from using Airphysio; leading to better health outcomes as well as unlocking more revenue potential.

To request more details on Airphysio and find out how to stock Airphysio, please contact Powermed UK at: or call 01295 722810.

The ClearZal® Difference

ClearZal® products are extensively used by Podiatrists and Foot Health Professionals globally to keep nails, feet and legs looking and feeling healthy.* You’ll see the difference as ClearZal® penetrates deeply to help restore and nourish your nails and feet. 100% of patients have experienced an improvement in their nails.* ClearZal® BAC Nail Solution is a clinically proven formula that’s been sold for over 20 years.* It kills 99.9% of the fungus and bacteria that may cause nail and foot infections, making it more effective than an anti-fungal product alone, as 50% of nail infections are caused by bacteria.* Tough on nails but kind on skin, ClearZal® BAC also contains aloe vera, helping to soften and condition the skin and nail.

Improve the appearance of your nails and feet damaged by fungus, bacteria, infections, or cracked heels with ClearZal®. View the range at: Free from alcohol, acid, parabens, and fragrance.

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*References: Active ingredient: Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC). Clinical Results & Case Studies on file. Proven efficacy published in the Journal of Podiatric Medical Association. Efficacy of a Surfactant, and Benzalkonium for Onychomycosis.

Pharmed UK exhibited at the 2021 Pharmacy Show, held at The NEC, Birmingham, on 17th and 18th October. Along with boosting brand awareness, it was a fantastic opportunity to network with new businesses that are hoping to branch out into the UK market, looking for support with their marketing, sales, warehousing and distribution.

Established in 1990, Pharmed UK (formerly Neurotechnics) are part of the Pharmed Group. We provide innovative, high-quality surgical solutions, patient monitoring equipment and over the counter (OTC) health & beauty pharmacy products throughout the UK and Europe. Our variety of tailored services cover everything from pick & pack distribution to e-commerce support, strategic brand management and contract sales. From start-ups to established brands, we work alongside manufacturers and brand owners as a trusted partner, adopting your brand as our own. We offer best-in-class commercial solutions and pride ourselves upon delivering a comprehensive, holistic service. With established global networks, Pharmed Group are proud to be able to represent

manufacturers within the medical, surgical, and pharmaceutical fields worldwide.

Based in our purpose-built headquarters in Banbury, Oxfordshire, Pharmed UK is ideally located for all major arterial routes around the country. Offering modern offices, extensive fully serviced warehousing, and in-house training facilities.

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Linkwave Technologies showcases the new 5G XR Series in-vehicle routers

Linkwave Technologies has been attending the Emergency Services show since 2019, demonstrating the latest in-vehicle data router communications and antenna solutions. In 2021 the focus was on 5G products from Sierra Wireless, with their new line of super-fast in-vehicle routers. Linkwave has supported bluelight organisations with a range of products from the 4GLTE MG90 Series router, the MP70 and now the latest and one of the fastest routers on the market, the XR80 and XR90.

Chris Ryan, Sales Manager for Linkwave, said, “5G is our focus in 2022 as it delivers connectivity on par with today’s wired broadband services, giving your business the flexibility to expand high-speed communications into places you never considered, whether it is video or data, to gain real-time control and visibility.”

The XR Series offer ultra-fast speeds and data rates, lower latency and higher capacity – all of which are critical aspects to the emergency services and like its predecessor, the MG90, the XR Series will soon be fully ESN certified, making

Formula CannabiGold

NEW Formula CannabiGold food supplements have everything today’s wellness seekers want... they’re authentic, honest, natural.

Containing combinations of carefully selected, highly concentrated vitamins and herbal extracts from natural sources, they’re perfect for those seeking conscious supplementation.

Dissolved in valuable hempseed oil, rich in Omega-3, they’ll help you meet the demands of everyday life while taking care of your health and well-being.

Made to the ‘clean label’ standard - the simplest composition, with a maximum of 6 ingredients, no synthetic preservatives, or unnecessary fillers.

it a great choice for blue-light organisations. Call: Chris Ryan, UK & Ireland Sales Manager T 01522 884750

Formula CannabiGold can be taken orally or added to food such as salads, smoothies, cereal or sandwiches. It’s a real lifestyle product which can be accommodated into your daily routine.

Choose from 6 vitamins lines and 4 herbal products, all in ‘no-pill’, liquid format. There’s no top to unscrew - ideal for those with arthritic or painful hands.

: Bliss – for peaceful sleep (v)

: Harmony – for peace of mind (v)

: Flow – for good mood (v)

: Shield – for immunity support (v)

: Vitamin D3 from lanolin

: Vitamin D3 from algae; (v)

: Vitamin E from sunflower (v)

: Vitamin K2 (MK-7) from natto (v)

Organyc from Pravera

Many women who experience irritation during menstruation think it’s a normal symptom. However, there are many factors that can cause irritation during the time of the month.

Sensitive skin issues can be caused by underwear made from manmade fabrics, such as nylon and polyester, which doesn’t allow air to pass through to the intimate area. This creates an over-humid microclimate on the skin which can encourage growth of bacteria causing itching, this can lead to redness, burning and swelling.

Another factor is 84% of women reported a lifetime history of pubic hair grooming. Pubic hair acts as a natural barrier to the skin, allowing the intimate area to breathe.

Lastly, conventional pads usually contain super absorbent polymers, which are used to absorb period blood. They are good for holding period blood; however, they can cause vulva-vaginal skin dryness. Conventional pads are commonly made from synthetic materials such as polypropylene, viscose, cellulose, and rayon. These materials are

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predominately plastic or wood, which also doesn’t allow air to flow through.

Organyc found a solution to the problem. They replaced all synthetic materials with 100% certified organic cotton. This excellent highquality material is soft on the skin, comfortable to wear, hypoallergenic, breathable, and absorbent by nature.

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BiaBelle Beauty

The CBD market is growing in the UK

The CBD market is one of the fastestgrowing industries in the world.

According to the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI), the UK has ‘improbably’ become the world’s secondlargest consumer cannabinoids market after the US, spending more on cannabis extracts domestically than vitamin B and C combined.

There are many legal cannabis products on the UK market for internal and topical

uses, but one of the leading uses of CBD is for pain relief.

A study of CBD products was performed by surveying patients from seven pain clinics in Southern California (2018, 2019) and their experiences with CBD were predominantly positive. Participants reported a reduction in overall pain and being more comfortable receiving CBD through prescription or purchase from their healthcare provider.


BiaBelle Beauty is a luxury cosmetics and self tan brand, creating high quality products at an affordable price. All of our products are vegan friendly with recyclable packaging. BiaBelle was founded by Irish sisters Aoibh & Blá Murphy & their mom Susan in December 2017. Aoibh & Blá are two influencers, who have a combined following of over 215K, including BiaBelle's page ( biabellebeauty) on Instagram. This is a great platform for them to regularly promote their stockists. BiaBelle Beauty has quickly become a hot favourite with some of the world's biggest influencers thanks to our incredible reviews which can be found on our website.

Our target audience is females aged 17-35 and our product range consists of Self Tan, Colour Cosmetics and Luxury Lashes. BiaBelle is sold online at: www. as well as in pharmacies and salons nationwide including Northern Ireland. We also had our own concession stand in House of Fraser, Dublin. BiaBelle continues to experience exceptional growth in sales. Social Media is our biggest form of marketing and we currently have multiple BiaBelle Brand Ambassadors with a combined following of 612K people as well as a very extensive PR list of influencers that we work very closely with.

Mute to help thousands this World Sleep Day

As we look to World Sleep Day promoting quality sleep, research by Nasal Dilator www. has found that two fifths of people are losing at least 2 hours of sleep every night due to loud noises according to their study of 2,000 Brits. Nine in 10 have occasions where they struggle to get to sleep due to noise and disruptions, spending an hour and 22 minutes lying awake each night.

Snoring is the biggest disrupter of sleep, with almost a quarter being kept awake by their partner’s nocturnal rumblings and one in 10 waking themselves up from their own snoring.

Steve Smith, UK Manager for www.mutesnoring. com, added, “Snoring in particular can be a big hindrance to not only our sleeping patterns, but those of our loved ones. It has even led to some relationships ending, so finding the right way to open up the airways and improve the experience for all is vital. We know that a nasal dilator helps to reduce the severity of snoring by opening nasal passages.”

Mute, the nasal dilator, has been shown to help snorers; particularly those with night-time nasal congestion or nasal obstructions. Both snorers and their partners report a better night’s sleep when Mute is used, waking more refreshed. In a user trial, 75% of partners reported snoring was less/much less when the snorer used Mute.

Mute is available from Boots, Amazon, Holland and Barrett online or direct via: starting at the trial pack to find the right size, RRP £12.99.

PharmaHemp is one of the largest CBD distributors in Europe. With a presence in over 65 countries and an evergrowing loyal consumer base.

They have developed a range of products in a selection of strengths that are fully traceable and third-party tested in QC assured sites to ensure quality, purity, and authenticity to guarantee all products have legal THC levels and batch-specific lab reports.

Contact: Savant Health T 0113 388 5230

Intelliclad praised for its fire safety alarm system

The Minister of State for Building Safety and Fire recently visited residents in a Croydon apartment building to further understand the installation of Intelliclad’s innovative and patented alarm system that installs smoke detectors into the external façade alongside an internal alarm system that confirms to current guidance.

Impressed by its design to boost safety and remove extortionate Waking Watch patrol costs, Lord Greenhalgh

commented, “Intelliclad approached me in response to my call for new technology that might ensure the risk of fire and fire spread could be mitigated at buildings rather than going down the route of full remediation. I’ve enjoyed learning more about the system and would encourage more innovation of this nature such that safety risks in more buildings can be mitigated.”

Lord Greenhalgh continued a full tour of the building, where conversations of future use, installation processes

and technology background took place. Knowing full well the scope and competency of its fire alarm system, Darron Brough, Intelliclad Founder commented, “Meeting Lord Greenhalgh gave us a fantastic opportunity to showcase how Intelliclad and our team can help address building safety issues across the UK. Our product is compliant, thoroughly tested and has been endorsed by credible names within the fire safety world.”

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Tio Fire Safety delivers UK first with revolutionary Digital Logbook

T he paper fire logbook, a critical link in the safety of millions of UK buildings has been updated and made fit for modern safety, facilities and compliance professionals with the launch of the revolutionary digital fire logbook from Tio Fire Systems. Cloud-based and permitted under BS5839-1, Tio’s true Digital Fire Logbook is priced and designed to replace a range of paper logbooks, and is pre-configured to bring together a huge number of fire, safety and security topics in one place. It is quick to set up and as easy to use as paper, solves a multitude of issues and radically improves safety, relationships and compliance for all parties, including the building occupier, service provider, risk assessor, installer, commissioning engineers and emergency services.

Full of unique features, Tio’s logbook includes: a complete digital audit history of actions and changes; a compliance task manager that automatically schedules and tracks tasks for service providers and building occupiers; a customisable guidance module that helps staff complete jobs, linked asset registers and asset maintenance histories; variances; false alarm and activations tracker; custom tasks creator; fire visitor logbook; and digital documents storage. All users get performance and compliance dashboards, permitting oversight and management from a single site to vast portfolios of properties. Tio’s rapid asset management software, designed specifically for fire safety can also be integrated into the logbooks giving an unprecedented level of compliance from the asset up and making asset servicing more accurate and more manageable.

Tio also replaces paper document storage boxes, with a digital document box available with each logbook. The digital logbooks is just as accessible as a QR code is displayed, giving either open access to the public logbook and Cloud-based records or, where security is a concern, access only to permitted individuals and organisations such as risk assessors and fire and rescue services making inspections and audits quicker and simpler. The digital logbook can be shared electronically or printed as a pdf.

“Today, there is rightly much more focus on correct compliance, from a building occupier, and FM perspective right through to service providers and the logbook is central to this,” said Jason Hill, sales manager for Tio Fire Safety. “Paper logbooks are too often, inaccurate, incomplete, duplicated, misplaced or lost, all serious issues that are removed in a click with Tio. We call our product the only true digital fire logbook because, while other products do call themselves logbooks, they are in reality limited, one-way customer portals or engineer tools, not genuine improvements on the paper logbook that permit contributions from all stakeholders. Our Digital Fire Logbook delivers all of the required information, which can be accessed and entered on any web-connected device, ensuring the very best compliance and safeguarding the integrity of the information in any fire incident.

“At Tio, we believe that fire safety, compliance and maintenance are better achieved through clear communication and efficient management of tasks, assets and responsibilities across many teams and parties. A digital record is becoming essential for accountability and best practice. The logbook can be used independently, combined with our own asset management suite, or integrated with a growing number of fire and safety software providers.”

Tio is a fast-growing fire and safety software provider, created and staffed by UK fire and safety industry experts from estates managers and OEMs to service and maintenance engineers, ensuring its products are fast, efficient and solve customer problems while improving building safety.

For more information, contact:


Loving Foods

Clive’s Wines

Proudly produced in the creative capital county of Staffordshire. Clive’s Wines Ltd has been producing fruit wines of distinction for 10 years, using locally grown fruit from farms around Staffordshire and handpicked elderflowers during the spring to make authentic fruit wines made in the traditional way.

Serving farm shops, delis, garden centres & independent pubs around the Midlands and now nationwide, Clive’s Wines prides itself in bringing great fruit wines to a wide audience of wine drinkers, looking for an alternative English wine to suit a wide variety of palettes.

Founded in 2016 by family trio Mendel, Adam and Faye, Loving Foods was created to fill a gap in the market for real, unpasteurised fermented food and drink.

The fermented food and drink market is currently undergoing somewhat of a renaissance, with double-digit growth forecast for the next few years, as consumers begin to re-discover the lost art of fermentation. In truth, it isn’t really a lost art at all, with fermentation being a core component of many popular, everyday items such as bread, beer, wine, chocolate and cheese. But some of the more interesting products had faded out of view for lots of people, until recently that is.

This resurgence is due, in large part, to a growing realisation of the importance of dietary health to our overall health. As the world recovers from a global pandemic, health and immunity is high on everyone’s radar. Fermented foods and drinks contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, acids and enzymes – not to mention beneficial live bacteria – that can have extremely positive effects on gastro-intestinal health, immune system function, and therefore overall health.

Loving Foods produce a range of over 20 organic, gut-friendly products, including Sauerkrauts, Kimchis, Kombuchas and Hot Sauce. Everything is made locally, from all natural ingredients, at their eco-friendly facility near the historic Bridgewater Canal in Manchester. Their products contain no artificial colourings, flavourings, preservatives or stabilisers. Just fresh organic fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices.

Every batch that they produce is hand-made and fermented for a minimum of three weeks and is always 100% raw and unpasteurised. This is critical to the various health benefits of fermented food that readers will have heard about in the media recently. Most commercial products are either not properly fermented, or have been pasteurised, destroying all of the beneficial bacteria and enzymes.

To cope with the increased demand for their products, Loving Foods will shortly be moving into a new production facility, almost three times the size of their current one. It is hoped that this will help meet demand for the next few years at least.

You can buy Loving Foods products from smaller, local, health food retailers, or online from Abel & Cole, via Amazon, or at: – where you can get 20% off your first order with the discount code ‘PAS20’.

Our small but dedicated team prides itself on the quality of our wines, with every batch tested to ensure it meets our exacting demands of taste & quality.

We produce 8 flavours of our fruit wines in 750ml and 187ml bottles sizes as well as giftsets.

Our star product is our Rhubling ‘Rhub’ ‘ling’, –Sparkling Rhubarb wine, made in the traditional champagne method to bring to you a delightfully light, bubbly demi-sec sparkling wine, as a great alternative to champagne.

We are on a mission to bring our wines to a wider audience and show that fruit wines are real wines made wine love, care and devotion.

M 07972 269620

Raman Spice celebrates its 60th year anniversary

Raman Spice is a family-owned business, with a rich heritage of manufacturing and trading spice blends and flour mixes, using its own unique family recipe, since 1962. As a family owned business, the company prides itself on maintaining its main principles of staying true to its traditional methods, and has created a range of products meticulously crafted with care, quality and taste in mind.

Raman Spice offers a wide range of blended spices including Five Spice, Biryani Mix, Garam Masala (its Great Taste Award winner), Madras Curry and many more. In addition, the company is constantly evolving and adding to its range and has new arrivals including: Tandoori Mix, Rasam Powder, Coriander Powder, Chettinad Masala and Masala Chai Powder.

Raman Spice also maintains a selection of ground spices including: Ceylon Cinnamon Powder, Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder, Green Cardamom Powder and Turmeric Powder.

With a focus on providing premium quality spices and using 100% natural ingredients, Raman Spice provides a tantalising exploration of taste, textures and subtle aromas, steeped in history.

If you would like to find out more on the company, please see the details below.

M +44 (0)7415 013872

FOOD & DRINK PRODUCTS & SERVICES Premium quality spices using 100% natural ingredients 07415 013872

FlatMap® by SEALPAC: Resource saving, optimal shelf life & attractive appearance

T he new FlatMap® packaging system puts sliced meat, dairy and seafood products in the spotlight. These products are placed on a flat cardboard carrier made from bleached or unbleached fibre. The carrier is coated with a thin protective layer, which provides stability, as well as a reliable barrier against fat, moisture and oxygen. The products are securely sealed under modified atmosphere by means of a thin lidding film, hence prolonging their shelf life. Both the protective layer and lidding film are polyolefin based, making them fully recyclable. Due to the perfectly flat design of the pack, an entirely new level of reclosability can be achieved. This ensures optimal freshness until the very last slice and enables

first-class storage in the consumer’s refrigerator without the need for repacking.

FlatMap® provides exceptional opportunities with regard to branding and product information. The cardboard carrier can be printed in high quality on both sides, therefore offering plenty of space for product explanations, brand image and consumer communication.

Compared to common modified atmosphere packaging, up to 75% of plastic can be saved. At the same time, recycling is improved. After finishing the product, the thin layer is easily removed from the cardboard carrier by means of a peel tab, to allow for disposal as plastic waste together with the lidding film.

The new FlatMap® system was developed by SEALPAC in close cooperation with established partners Van Genechten Packaging (cardboard) and Buergofol (layer and lidding film). As a result, perfect handling on fully automated lines is guaranteed.

Sealpac UK & Partners are the official distributor of SEALPAC products in the UK & Ireland. FlatMap® packaging is available on all SEALPAC A-Series tray sealers.

T +44 (0)845 302 3056

Chapman’s Seafoods of Grimsby

Y our customers will love Chapmans’ Frozen Seafoods Range as not only is it full of healthy vitamins and high in Omega 3, but it’s all produced in Grimsby using only the best sustainably caught fish.

Chapmans have been making their Quality Frozen Fish Range using traditional family recipes for over 30 years and have only ever bought fish locally in and around Lincolnshire and Humberside that they know is of the highest quality and has been caught by small fisheries using sustainable fishing methods.

Produced specially for home cooking, their Fish Cakes and Fish Wellingtons are loved by customers old and new all across the UK.

While our products are great for your customers we don’t forget that

you are in business to make a profit and that’s why we try to give our stockists as much help and support as we can:

◆ Profit margins of 35% on all our product range

◆ Dedicated stockists’ website for online ordering and retail support.

◆ Downloadable or printed point of sale materials

◆ Marketing support

◆ All products with a minimum 18 month shelf life

◆ Approved credit accounts

Great products for your customers and great support for you!

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Bell introduces Reused Ocean Plastic for 2022

Oneof the most exciting new developments in the plastic packaging industry is our ability to access and reprocess the post-consumer waste found on our beaches, riverbanks and along the perimeters of our oceans.

Unfortunately, plastic is now seen as a bad product – yet out of sight, beneath the surface of our oceans, there are millions of tons of other waste packaging made from glass, paperboard and metal that do not float and therefore cannot be seen.

Plastic has become a key focus on social media and in television documentaries, with politicians and supermarkets looking for ways to enhance their green credentials and promote a greener world.

There can be no excuse for rubbish being discarded into the environment and Bell are one of the first companies in Europe to endorse and support the collection and recycling of these materials.

In 2019 Bell launched Retran® – a polyesterbased material containing a minimum 70% recycled content. The credentials of this material are very high – pharmaceutical and food grade, with excellent clarity and full certification. The product has been hugely successful and nearly 80% of our customers around the world have switched to this exciting new product.

The 70% recycled content meets the new plastic packaging tax being introduced in April 2022, however Bell recognised the need to keep moving forward and in 2021 introduced Biojet®. In simple terms, this is Retran® with an additive that stimulates and accelerates the biodegrading process.

While both of these products have been hugely successful, we recognised that even more needed to be done. Bell have worked throughout the pandemic, to identify reliable sources of plastic derived from the ocean. In simple terms this is ‘Reused Ocean Plastic’.

The polymer used to produce the new packaging is being sourced from companies who organise local communities to collect plastic waste from beaches, riverbanks and ocean perimeters. Generally, these are communities who do not have the infrastructure for waste management but by paying local people to collect the plastic and deliver it to recycling facilities, the problem is reduced.

As we have all seen, there are large quantities of plastic waste floating in the sea. If we can help to collect and reuse some of this waste, and turn it back into useful products, then we are taking a significant step forward towards a better global environment.

The new material has been extensively tested and meets the minimum strength requirements of our processes. It has excellent optical qualities and our testing to date reports that there has been no difference in the performance of the new material, compared to Retran®, Jetran® or Biojet® packaging. Bell Packaging have started converting Reused Ocean Plastic for our forming and insert divisions, with tubing and boxes to follow in 2022.

Samples and more information are available from our offices in Luton.

T +44 (0)1582 459292

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Nutty about plant-based and recyclable film

Met Foods, the award-winning, plant-based, dairy-free people, is an AA BRC allergen free facility, with two separate factories producing a range of gut-friendly coconut and almond based yoghurts and spreads for food service.

A family owned, British Business, Met Foods Ltd is passionate about creating dairy-free products that prove dairy-free doesn’t have to be bland or boring. Made with the finest ingredients sourced from ethical suppliers to create free-from products that not only taste good but are good for you too.

When Met Foods Ltd wanted to make their packaging more environmentally friendly, they worked closely with National Flexible to launch

Chaos x Winters x Foilco

Winter & Company join Foilco to embrace creative (3D) Chaos by offering over 300,000 possibilities of foil and cover materials to digital artists and creatives.

All three companies are market leaders within their own respective fields and have teamed up together to offer the most comprehensive offering of digital material assets for use in photorealistic renderings (product mock-ups) and real-time visualisations (retail placement) in print-related projects.

Coupled with Foilco’s existing foil listings, this new collaboration will see over three hundred thousand potential foil and paper combinations being readily available in the Chaos Scans Library.

The huge offering allows for digital mock-ups to be created using Foilco Foils and Winters materials at the click of a button, meaning less reliance on early iterations of physical mockups and a reduction of costs associated with specialist,

short-run work.

The Chaos scan format enables a highly detailed and consistent appearance, allowing the customer to see their product in a completely realistic format.

Light reactive qualities allow full rotations and environment/scene placements to give specifiers an even greater insight into the potential impact their choices will have on the consumer.

Thanks to this collaboration, digital presentation possibilities have moved a little closer to the physical world. For a #PHYGITAL future.

T +44 (0)1942 262622

recyclable yoghurt alternatives for Nush and COYO Organics.

“We are really pleased with the packaging; not only does it look bright and eye catching, it is recyclable. Sustainability is important to us and our customers, we want to ensure our products are easily recyclable and as kind to the planet as possible. National Flexible helped us make this as easy as possible for our customers wanting to reduce their packaging waste.”


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Kärcher is the world's number one cleaning solutions provider, focused on the future of cleaning to achieve outstanding results. From hospitals to factories, the London Eye to Mount Rushmore, Kärcher has been trusted to clean them. Kärcher’s team of experts are on hand to maximise the quality and efficiency of every clean.

Renray are committed to designing furniture, beds and interior solutions with the end user in mind and tailoring our services and solutions to fulfil your requirements and vision for your care home. Our health and social care furniture, profiling beds, PAC and medical equipment are manufactured in our purpose built factories in Cheshire and Europe.

Manufacturers and suppliers of quality curtain rail and blind systems to the healthcare and commercial sectors for over 25 years. Working from our modern factory in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, our range covers everything from basic hand drawn rails to state of the art electrically operated products.

Biomed96 is a specialist in the medical equipment industry offering a comprehensive range of patient monitoring consumables, Oxygen concentrators, SonoStar ultrasound probes, handheld vital sign monitors, face masks, COVID Antigen test kit, Dental surgical items, Surgical Diathermy leads, Stethoscopes, Veterinary ultrasound & monitoring cables at lowest price with Free NHS delivery.

Established in 1975, Dual Pumps Ltd is a leading supplier of pumps, fluid handling components, agricultural & industrial spraying products, pressure washers, pressure wash accessories & cleaning equipment. Preferred supplier for many leading manufacturers, distributors, hire shops across a broad range of industries in both the UK and export markets.

PEMAC Assets is an award-winning CMMS (Computerised Maintenance Management System) designed to assist companies in the planning, management, and implementation of an effective asset maintenance strategy. PEMAC allows you to identify your critical assets; dynamically create preventive maintenance plans; generate, plan and report on work orders; develop a traceable asset history and record spare parts transactions. Click on the QR code to download our PEMAC Assets Brochure.

ESI Technology Ltd designs and manufactures pressure transducers and transmitters for the aerospace, defence, oil & gas, subsea, medical, automotive, marine, process and general industrial markets. Our unique Silicon-on-Sapphire technology provides outstanding stability and performance throughout a wide range of our catalogue.

National Flexible are the UK’s largest distributor of polypropylene, laminates and special films and supply a full range of recyclable, recycled, compostable and plastic flexible packaging and pouches. We offer a free Environmental Audit to help you make an informed decision on your flexible packaging.

Air Sentry is a British designed and manufactured air management system. Developed over two decades alongside the NHS, its HEPA filter reduces all airborne pathogens, including Coronavirus, to near zero. Fixed, or mobile ‘plug and play’ units are available, with optional HVAC interface and positive or negative pressure options.

Pharmafilter offers innovative solutions that improve the cleanliness of environments in hospitals, airports, and other large-scale facilities. Providing an infrastructure that creates simple work processes, Pharmafilter’s innovative, transformational waste and wastewater on-site treatment system is proven to combat Antimicrobial Resistance Bacteria, COVID-19, helping to establish a safer environment.

ELAFLEX Ltd, Hoddesdon is associated with Elaflex Hiby, Germany and supply ZVA fuel nozzles and components for LNG and CNG. In our program are rubber flexible hoses and Dry Disconnect couplings for the pharma, marine bunkering and petrochemical industry. We also produce bespoke hose reel kits and ERV Rubber bellows.

The WP Group offers intelligent storage equipment solutions for any environment. Ranging from custom built warehouse pallet racking and industrial shelving to office shelving and storage systems, our space efficient solutions are designed with only the greatest precision in mind.


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